Hawes tallied 18 points (6-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a block in 28 minutes during Thursday's 115-114 loss to Detroit. Hawes hit a season high Thursday, an encouraging sign after falling in and out of coach Steve Clifford's rotation all season. It's been tough for Hawes to find court time, with Clifford leaning more towards Frank Kaminsky and Roy Hibbert to fill in the big-man rotation, but Charlotte could certainly use more outside shooting and Hawes offers that at a unique size. Keep an eye on him to see if he finds more minutes in the near future.
Hawes tallied 14 points (6-14 FG, 2-4 3pt), 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and a steal in 37 minutes in a 105-90 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday. Hawes notched a double-double here, but he's only two games removed from playing zero minutes, and this is the first time in six games he's had double-digit points.
Hawes (coach's decision) didn't play in Friday's 100-96 win over the Hawks. After Hawes picked up only six- and four-minute stints off the bench in two of the Hornets' preceding three games, the writing had already been on the wall for him to fall out of coach Steve Clifford's rotation, and it finally happened Friday. So long as frontcourt starters Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller and top backups Frank Kaminsky and Roy Hibbert all remain healthy and avoid foul trouble, Hawes isn't likely to see the court in most competitive contests.
Hawes scored 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and added 13 rebounds in 22 minutes in a 122-100 win over the Pacers on Monday. Hawes has 13 points in back-to-back games, but this is his first double-double of the season. However, Hawes is established as a backup big man by this point in his career, and he's not likely to find himself with a big role in Charlotte's offense. He has as many games with single-digit points as he does ones with double-digit points.
Hawes will not play in Friday's preseason finale against the Timberwolves for rest purposes. Hawes has been a fairly consistent contributor for the Hornets this preseason, playing at least 19 minutes in each of his six appearances. He will now have the night off in the team's finale before the start of the regular season on Oct. 26. After a disappointing 2015-16 campaign where he shot just 40 percent from the field, the expectation is that Hawes will see a drop off in minutes this coming season.
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